Introduction of E-sim:
With the latest iPhone , the E-sim is now gaining popularity. There are a lot of advantages to this addition , and some redundancy as well.
What is an E-sim? :
The E-sim , or the embedded sim is a chip. This chip is already present in the phone and resembles the NFC chip in working. Think of it as a sim card that is already present in the phone , before hand. One can choose their operator at will and change them with just a simple phone call!
Advantages of E-sim:
The E-sim has a lot going for it . The first and most appreciated one is the dual capability.
You can have different operators, tied to that one E-sim. This makes operator changing, multiple numbers and travel related data and roaming plans easy to manage.
Since the chip is already embedded, the risk of losing it or damaging it and the data within is also minimized.
Most of you have faced the problem of changing between phones that use different sim sizes. With E-sim this is no longer a problem.
Its a blessing for the makers, as they can now utilize the space that was take up by the tray slot , for something else. Eventually the phones will become slimmer.
Where the E-sim fell short:
Strictly speaking on how the E-sim impacts the global market, it falls short on some fronts.
The E-sim, even though approved by GSMA, has not been inducted by a lot of carriers and service providers. One can only avail it, if the operator provides it. As of now Airtel and Jio are only operators in India to provide it. Vodafone is working on it.
This is a major setback as only a few carriers, translates to a few people. Due to all the perquisites, people will be reluctant to try it.
The end verdict:
In the end the E-sim will pave way for easy handling of operators, and a unified approach to global telecommunication. Not to mention the slimmer phones!!